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Irresistible challenge for consortium

Plenary Conventions NZ has today been confirmed by the New Zealand Government as the preferred development consortium and investor for the new Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct and the consortium has a clear vision of delivering a new landmark for the city. Plenary Conventions NZ is a consortium made up of international public infrastructure specialist Plenary Group and two…

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New Zealand Blood Service building progresses

The new $25 million state-of-the-art blood centre that Ngāi Tahu Property is developing for the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is progressing well, with work now well underway on the internal fit-out. The purpose-designed facility comprises of a donor centre, manufacturing and testing laboratories along with specialised warehousing and support function offices. Due to the…

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Taking the long view

 Radio host, TV presenter, mother, Whai Rawa member.  When Classic Hits breakfast presenter Stacey Morrison meets other Ngāi Tahu she checks if they belong to Whai Rawa, the Ngāi Tahu matched savings scheme, and goes into campaign mode if they don’t. “It is your right if you are Ngāi Tahu to be part of Whai…

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Pounamu mana

“It gives the mana back to the stone — that’s what we’re aiming for,” says Ngāti Waewae rūnanga chairman and general manager of the newly-formed Waewae Pounamu, Francois Tumahai. He is talking about Poutini Ngāi Tahu and West Coast miners signing up to a ground-breaking agreement to return pounamu to Ngāi Tahu and deter the illegal black market trade in New Zealand greenstone. Kaituhi Rob Tipa reports.

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Ngāi Tahu Farming wins water quality award

Ngāi Tahu Farming’s 380 ha dairy farm near Oxford – Dairy Farm One – has been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Christchurch (held on Thursday March 20, 2014). The farm – which has 1300 cows on a flat-contoured milking platform – is in its second…

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When and why credit checks fail

  Every year some whānau can’t buy a car, take out HP, rent a whare or even sometimes get a job thanks to black marks on their credit files, writes Diana Clement.     “It was only a little default.” But every year some whānau can’t buy a car, take out HP, rent a whare…

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New Town Centre at Wigram Skies

Construction will start next year on a $40 million retail, office and supermarket hub at the Ngāi Tahu Property-owned Wigram Skies residential development in south-west Christchurch. Building consent will shortly be sought for Stage 1, comprising 2000m2 of retail and office space (7000m2 total) and the supermarket, spread across five buildings in what will be…

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Ngāi Tahu tribal wānanga on mining, oil and gas

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki recently hosted the Ngāi Tahu wānanga on mining, oil and gas, where an overview of existing and future mining, and proposed exploration for minerals, oil and gas in the takiwā was presented. The wānanga included presentations from the Ministry for the Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, NZ Petroleum and Minerals, Department…

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NZ Blood Service building progresses

Ngāi Tahu Property is working in partnership with the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) to build a new 3,900m2, two-level state-of-the-art facility at Lester Lane in Christchurch.

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